These gorgeous crepe paper flowers look so realistic, but you won't have to remember to water them!


First, download the template here.

Lia says you can get natural-looking petals by gently stretching each petal from the centre outwards using your thumbs.

Lia Griffith making crepe paper flowers

To make these anemones, you will need:

  • Red, black and green crepe paper
  • A foam ball for the flower centre (you can also use a balled-up scrap of paper)
  • Glue gun
  • Scissors
  • Wire for the stems
  • Green floral tape

Crepe paper anemones

How to make paper anemones

  1. Gather your materials.
  2. Cut out the crepe shapes using the templates.
  3. Curl the ends of the wires, then create a hole in each foam ball. Apply glue to the curled ends with a glue gun and insert into the foam balls.
  4. Cover the foam with black crepe paper and glue into place.
  5. Wrap the fringed piece of crepe under the ball and glue down.
  6. Gently pull the centres of the petals to shape them.
  7. Glue the first three petals around the centre.
  8. Overlap the next three petals around the first petal layer and glue them in place.
  9. Glue the three leaves around the base of the flower.
  10. Wrap the base of the flower and the wire with some green floral tape.

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